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Address: East River Road, Blue Rapids, KS

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Enjoyed the history!

We stopped by Alcove Springs during a Sunday road trip. It's a free attraction and one worth seeing! For me, the falls were not worth the visit but the history of the place was... read more

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16 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by Alcove Springs during a Sunday road trip. It's a free attraction and one worth seeing! For me, the falls were not worth the visit but the history of the place was definitely interesting. The fact that so many people had taken the time to carve dates and names into the stones was amazing. I think to appreciate... More 

Thank Rpmurph50
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing place with an interesting historical background. The place is great for a walk with the family and has varying lengths of trails.

Thank Debbie M
Omaha, Nebraska
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Many years ago pioneers heading for Oregon stopped to rest and drink cool, clean spring water. This little hidden gem has seen little improvement since the great migration began over 100 years ago. You can see the Spring and imagine the joy people had when they drank that first sip of spring water. You can see the ruts left in... More 

1 Thank countrygal059
Manhattan, Kansas
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Nice place for a short or long hike with historical information. There are several different hikes of varying distances. Great fall picnic and hike..

Thank mksgirl
Leavenworth, Kansas
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78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We were lucky to see Alcove Springs after a period of rain. The several creeks were all flowing well and the cascading waterfall at the spring was absolutely beautiful and rather loud. I strongly recommend going before the drier part of the year, if possible. However, if it is drier the entire park opens up to much more hiking and... More 

1 Thank dr2u
Manhattan, Kansas
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We enjoyed exploring the park trails and reading the history. Some of the details of the history, and location of the waterfall were tricky to determine from the posted signs, so we were glad some friends had additional information.

Thank Kansas66502
Hays, Kansas
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100 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is a nice out-of-the-way piece of nature. I like to stop by to look for birds. It gets a good selection of eastern forest birds at a location that is fairly far west for them.

Thank Henry A
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Alcove Springs combines the beauty of natural spring reserve area with an interesting historical cite. The views are gorgeous and its easy to imagine being a pioneer trying to make your way across the rugged landscape.

Thank Jen17316
Mildenhall, England, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Visited as part of a trip along the Oregon Trail. Lovely spot to visit. A bit off the beaten track but well worth a viewing. We had good weather which meant a chance to have a good walk round and enjoy the area. There was work on going but it did not detract from our visit. My only criticism would... More 

Thank Boarders1954
Hoyt, Kansas
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

It is a very nice historical site. Plenty of information signs. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, it is a little hike to the actual falls. This would be a very nice location for a picnic. Lots of photo opportunities. If it is a dry year or time of year the falls won't be flowing. But still a pretty place... More 

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